Here's the best way to store the most common types of lettuce when you get home from the supermarket.
| LETTUCE TYPE | HOW TO STORE | | --- | --- | | Crisp heads, such as iceberg or romaine | Core lettuce, wrap in moist paper towels, and refrigerate in plastic produce bag or zipper-lock bag left slightly open. | | Leafy greens, such as arugula, baby spinach, or mesclun | Store in original plastic container or wash and dry thoroughly in salad spinner and store directly in spinner. | | Tender heads, such as Boston (or Bibb or butterhead) lettuce | If lettuce comes with root attached, leave lettuce portion attached to root and store in original plastic container, plastic produce bag, or zipper-lock bag left slightly open. If lettuce is without root, wrap in moist paper towels and refrigerate in plastic produce bag or zipper-lock bag left slightly open. |